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Totters Backpackers
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Excellent service, friendly owners”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We turned up (with bicycles) without booking. Even though the owners were planning on having a day off they opened their doors to us and were really accommodating and very friendly. The rooms are really nice, bathroom and showers clean and nice. Best of all the value for money is exceptional, especially given that a generous breakfast is included. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I'm not always a huge hostel fan, but was on a tour that stayed at them. This place was great. We paid a little extra for a private room and it was spacious and clean. We actually had two twin beds and a bunk bed. The shared bathroom was right next to us and it just had the nice extras that aren't always found in hostels- hand soap, hand towel etc. It was also very clean. The location was amazing. It was right next to the water and a block down from the castle. We didn't get to spend too much time in the town but was very nice and we had a great meal and drinks with our group. I highly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Really nice little hostel. Stayed there after I did the 3 peaks - landlady was friendly, rooms were comfortable and clear, breakfast was simple but nice, and very good price. They even acted as a concierge for us by calling round a few local restaurants to see which were open. Nice place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Superb. Stayed there with 8 other lads - and they made every effort to ensure we were comfortable etc. Hostel was clean, pleasant and located very close to the sea and town centre. Would definitely revisit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Surprised by the number of positive reviews. As mentioned by another reviewer earlier, unisex bathroom with shower curtains and to add to that, one of the shower wasn't working properly and lights did not work. Fortunately daylight is much longer now so it doesn't bother that much.

Rooms do not have locks and lockers weren't enough for all the people in the room. Seriously lack of sockets in the room as well.

Only plus side was good mattress.

Basically the basic necessities like proper shower facilities and room amenities are lacking.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed in a group of 3 the night before climbing Snowdon. Hostel was very clean and friendly, breakfast was provided and the the place felt very relaxed.

Couple of points to be aware of - rooms don't have locks on them and there were 3 lockers in our rooms but only one worked. I had travelled straight from work and had my laptop with me so had to carry it with me all weekend as didn't feel safe leaving it in an unlocked room in a flimsy locker. Owner said they had never had any problems but I think it's a personal choice if you're happy with an unlocked room or not.

Also - we had a mixed sex bathroom which consisted of a toilet and basin in a cubicle (which you could lock), a urinal open to the room, and 2 showers with curtains only. I would much rather be able to lock a door whilst in the shower in a mixed bathroom.

All in all a great place to stay provided neither of the above bothered you but thought I'd make others aware as don't think everyone would be happy with this.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We (four of us) stayed at the hostel for two nights in mid April, as we planned to climb Snowdon over the weekend. It is well located in the centre of Caernarfon, right near the castle.
We had a six-bed room to ourselves which was great. All the facilities are clean and the communal areas were spacious - there is a living room area with sofas and a TV, and a dining room and kitchen in the basement. Great value for money, especially considering breakfast is included. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Totters Backpackers
Address: 2 High Street | Plas Proth Yr Aur, Caernarfon LL55 1RN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
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Ranked #3 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Caernarfon
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Number of rooms: 55
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